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New!  ohio's new renewable energy siting laws in senate bill 52

Ohio adopted a new law that gives counties, townships, and local residents new authorities over utility-scale wind and solar energy developments that are 50MW in size or more.  The new provisions include the ability for counties to restrict and reject such developments within a county, citizen rights to submit development restrictions to a public vote, and requirements for informing and involving local governments in reviewing a project application before the Ohio Power Siting Board.  The new law also establishes requirements for decommissioning a facility.  Learn more in our following bulletins, videos, and podcast on Senate Bill 52.

PUBLICATIONS ON S.B. 52

Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Facility Siting: Ohio's New Law

Decommissioning Large Wind and Solar Utilities: Ohio's New Law

Podcast on Senate Bill 52

Senate Bill 52 on OSU's Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast

Video Series on senate bill 52

 

 

Video 1: Overview of  Senate Bill 52

 

 

Video 2: Restricted Area Designations and Referendum

 

 

Video 3:   Local Involvement in Project Review

 

 

Video 4:  Project Decommissioning

 

 

Video 5:  Application of the New Law to Projects Already in Process

Our Energy Law Publications

Solar and Wind

Land Use Conflicts Between Wind and Solar Renewable Energy and Agricultural Uses  - A National Agricultural Law Center publication by Peggy Kirk Hall, Whitney Morgan and Jesse Richardson

Farmland Owner's Guide to Solar Leasing

The Farmland Owner's Solar Leasing Checklist

Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Facility Siting: Ohio's New Law

Decommissioning Large Wind and Solar Utilities: Ohio's New Law

Oil and Gas

Facing the Possibility of Leasing for Shale Gas Development on Your Land

Understanding and Negotiating Pipeline Easements

Oil and Gas Pipeline Easement Checklist

A Landowner’s Guide to Understanding Recommended Pipeline Standards and Construction Specifications

Seeding Recommendations Following Pipeline Construction

Testing Private Water Sources and Resolving Contamination Issues near Shale Oil and Gas Development